Mine Subsidence

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The Proximity of Underground Mines to Urban and Developed Lands in Illinois

Circular 575 (2009) provides maps and statistics per county on the proximity of both coal and non-coal underground-mined areas to urban development, and is an update of Treworgy and Hindman's 1991 study. The current report reflects newly available data coupled with a revised assessment methodology which incorporates a mine-depth, rules based approach within the spatial calculations, and provides the most detailed view to date of the exposure of housing units and developed land areas to the potential of mine subsidence.